Mariel Ansion is a registered psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She completed her master’s in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta. She first specialized in cross-cultural counselling. Through her work with immigrants and refugees she discovered her passion for working with trauma and took more specialized training in therapies that would help people process trauma. In 2019 she discovered ART and has been using it with most of her clients. Since 2020 she has been working mainly with first responders such as Police, EMS, Fire, and veterans supporting them process work-related trauma.